Rose Walter, who was treated for her increasingly poor vision at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, says her cataract treatment has turned her life around. She had heard great things about Brian Proctor, DO, from friends and decided to make an appointment with him. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Proctor suggested she consider a cataract surgery that would remove her diseased cataracts and replace them with multifocal lenses.
Although she was a little apprehensive, she decided to have the surgery. She is so glad that she did; she now has perfect 20/20 vision. The multifocal lenses allow her to see while driving, at the computer screen and while reading, all without glasses.
Dr. Proctor talks about the full range of services offered at Gottlieb's Ophthalmology department. The most common procedure is cataract surgery. The cataract replacement surgery offered 10 years ago would allow patients to see only at a distance. The new multifocal lenses allow people to see at three distances. Gottlieb also offers toric lenses for people who have astigmatism (a slightly irregular curve of the cornea or inner lens).
Dr. Proctor demonstrates with a diagram how the surgery is performed. Rose said it felt like the surgery took just five to 10 minutes. "It's a once in a lifetime thing and you’re going to be happy," she said of the surgery. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (708) 681-3200.